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Monday, 23 July 2012

BlackBerry Playbook

The BlackBerry Playbook remains a nice piece of hardware. It measures 5.1 by 7.6 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 14.4 ounces. Its black glass front panel, and tapered, soft touch back panel are comfortable to hold. The 1,024-by-600-pixel display matches what you get with the Kindle Fire, though the Playbook's is a bit brighter and more vibrant. A 4G version of the Playbook never materialized, but the built-in Internet tethering feature is a nice bonus. If you own a BlackBerry phone, you can use its signal as a hotspot for the Playbook via Bluetooth. The QNX-based Playbook OS 2.0 is the inclusion of native email, contacts, and calendar support. It's only news in the sense that the Playbook finally does what it should have done at launch last year. Thankfully that's not all -- this recently refreshed tablet has a few other tricks up its sleeve, most notable being the ability to run some (focus on the some) Android apps without having to resort to any messy tweaks or hacks.

Feature of BlackBerry Playbook:

  • 7" LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support 
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing 
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor 
  • 1 GB RAM 
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording 
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV 
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA 
  • HDMI video output 
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n 
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts 
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java 
  • Ultra thin and portable
  •  Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm) 
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  •  Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets. 
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future. 

Specification of BlackBerry Playbook :

  • 2G Network : N/A
  • Announced: 2010, September
  • Status : Available. Released 2011, April
  • Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 425 g
  • Type : TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Contrast ratio: 1160:1 (nominal)
  • Size : 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch : Yes
  • Alert types: N/A
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Card slot: No
  • Internal: 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
  • GPRS: No
  • EDGE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1, EDR
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Primary: 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, auto-focus
  • Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary: Yes, 3 MP, 1080p@30fps
  • OS: BlackBerry Tablet OS
  • Chip-set: TI OMAP 4430
  • CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro
  • Messaging:Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
  • GPS: Yes
  • Java: Yes, MIDP 2.1
  • Colors: Black
- Micro HDMI port - Document viewer - Media player MP3/WMA/AAC+ - Video player DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp - Organizer - Predictive text input
  • Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 5300 mAh
  • Stand-by:
  • Talk time: Up to 10 h
Source: epgallery